Manchester, June 27: India skipper Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman to score 20,000 international runs, breaking the record of Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar and West Indies great Brian Lara. The 30-year-old is currently batting on 42 off 49 deliveries against West Indies in their ICC Cricket World Cup tie at the Old Trafford in Manchester on Thursday. Kohli was at 19, 963 runs, 37 runs short of the record when he began his innings on June 27 tie. India vs West Indies Live Cricket Score of ICC World Cup 2019 Match.
Kohli reached the 20,000-international run milestone in 416 innings (131 in Tests, 223 in ODIs and 62 in T20Is). Tendulkar and Lara, both had reached the milestone in 453 innings, followed by former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting who scored 20,000 runs in 468 innings. Virat Kohli Could Equal This David Warner Record During CSK vs RCB IPL 2019 Match.
He became 12th batsman to achieve this landmark and the third Indian after Tendulkar (34,357 runs) and Rahul Dravid (24,208 runs). The 30-year-old run-machine has been in great form in the ongoing tournament. After getting out cheaply against South Africa in the World Cup opener, Kohli scored 82 runs against Australia, 77 against Pakistan and 67 against Afghanistan. Interestingly, during the innings against Pakistan at Old Trafford on June 16, Kohli also became the fastest batsman to score 11,000 ODI runs.